"Sometimes it's what we do with our second chance that makes all the difference"
Solomon Kane is a merciless killer whose soul is damned to hell. He has been responsible for murder and mayhem across many lands, but now, even he must answer for his sins. "Solomon Kane" is an interesting film of dark wizardry and one man's struggle to reclaim his hell-bound soul. James Purefoy takes on the role of this formidable character, in the hopes of finding some semblance of redemption, but will it be too late? Let's peer back in time, as we Unhinge, "Solomon Kane".
The film begins showing the evil within Kane in full bloom, as his eyes are full of greed and his hands rigid with steel. He can only see his desires and this blindness places him in front of a darkness much greater than himself. This darkness promises to deliver Kane to his master who waits for him in tombs of scorching heat and misery. His master is the devil and it's Kane's soul that he wishes to collect for all the years of pillaging and victorious savagery that he's been allowed to commit amongst his fellow man. However, Kane has other plans and he's not quite ready to release the reigns and go silently into the night.
Kane's refusal drives him to a land far from anything he knows, in that, he's no longer a man of violence, but a man of peace. To be a man of peace for eternity would be the greatest dream of Kane, but even for him, such treasures are only for the pure at heart. Kane's done too much evil to get off the hook so easily and this is the reason his soul is tested, yet again. He must go back into the world from once he came and come face to face with an evil unlike anything he's ever encountered before. So the question is...If he should rise to the occasion, will it be enough to save his soul?
"Solomon Kane" is a quality film to watch, but if may be too dark for those wary of possession or those leery of sorcery and witchcraft. However, we enjoyed it and feel that it is a rather pleasurable experience for lovers of film to have. You can't watch only happy-go-lucky films and expect to be a well rounded film aficionado can you(lol)? Michael Bassett wrote and directed this film and the character of Solomon Kane is actually based off of a creation from the late, Robert E. Howard during the 20s.
So if you've got some time to spare and want a little fantasy in your life, check this title out on Netflix. Also, if you've seen this film and would like to discuss it, feel free to leave a comment below and we'll respond. Thanks for reading!
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